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Guide to the School of Music and Dance Records
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Historical Note:
  • Access Terms
  • Administrative Information
  • Arrangement of Materials:
  • Scope and Contents

  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: School of Music and Dance Records
    Dates: 1957-1993
    Identification: MS-0375
    Creator: School of Music and Dance
    Physical Description: 21.00 linear ft
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
    5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
    San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
    URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
    Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
    Phone: 619-594-6791

    Historical Note:

    The School of Music and Dance serves a varied intellectual and ethnic student body in a culturally rich environment. Through specialized faculty/student contact, the use of technology, an international programmatic focus, and a relationship with community, regional and national organizations, the School provides career development opportunities, enhances critical thinking abilities, and nurtures new generations of artists, choreographers, scholars, and other professionals.  The School of Music and Dance serves as a dedicated resource for excellence in performance, choreography, teaching, research, and creative activity.

    Access Terms

    This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Corporate Name:

    San Diego State University. School of Music and Dance -- Archives
    San Diego State University. School of Music and Dance -- History -- 20th century -- Sources

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Institutional Archives

    Topical Term:

    Concert programs -- California -- San Diego -- Specimens
    Performing arts -- California -- San Diego -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
    Performing arts -- Study and teaching (Graduate) -- California -- San Diego -- History -- 20th centu
    San Diego (Calif.) -- Social life and customs -- Sources

    Administrative Information

    Conditions Governing Use:

    The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. Permissions is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish.  Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    This collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation:

    Identification of item, folder title, box number, School of Music and Dance Records, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

    Arrangement of Materials:

    I. Department Files, 1957-1993
    II. Recital Recordings, 1970-2009
         a.) Audio Cassettes
         b.) VHS Tapes
         c.) CDs and DVDs

    Scope and Contents

    The School of Music and Dance Records document the administrative work of the School, public events, and student performance work.  It dates from 1957-2009.  The collection consists of two series: Department Files and Recital Recordings.
    The Department Files series consists primarily of paper records documenting the department's administration, but also documenting in part public events put on by the department.  It consists of numerous announcements, programs, and flyers advertising the department's recitals, activities, and events.  Highlights include a program for The Lowland Sea: A Fold Opera in One Act written by Alec Wilder, departmental newsletters, and a copy of Songs of San Diego State College, a publication of school songs with sheet music that includes "Hail Montezuma" written by noted composer and university faculty member Dr. David Ward-Steinman.  It dates from 1957-1993.
    The Recital Recordings series documents the performance work of students, faculty, and ensembles at San Diego State.  The series consists primarily of audio recordings of undergraduate and graduate recitals, as well as faculty performances, performances by chamber groups and large ensembles, and a few lectures.  A small portion of recital recordings are on video.  The series dates from 1970-2009.  Materials are sorted into three sub-series by format: Audio Cassettes, VHS Tapes, and CDs and DVDs.  Each sub-series is filed by Music Library number.